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Old 01-16-2005, 03:21 PM
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Anyone ever spend any time on the St. Johns boating? Cuda you live over there now right? Thoughts? I found a little resort by Deland with a dock and wonder if it would be fun place to trailer boat over and cruise around? Whats the river like? The place rents houseboats so I assume it is deep enough at least. Any places to stop for lunch etc? Is the river cool or would we be bored silly. We goto Captive a couple times a year and just cruise around and eat at Cabbage Key and always have a great time, just looking for another spot to add to the mix.
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What's the name of the place?
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Make sure you go to the Outback Crabshack to eat. It is right off the St. John's up 6-mile creek and has 1/4 mile of floating docks.

The food is AWESOME...it also happens to be my cousins place
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Make sure you go to the Outback Crabshack to eat. It is right off the St. John's up 6-mile creek and has 1/4 mile of floating docks.

The food is AWESOME...it also happens to be my cousins place
Is that in the Jax area?
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Is that in the Jax area?
St. Augustine
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St Augustine is quite a ways from the river. Does that creek go that far?
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Cuda, the name is Hontoon Landing and from the map on the website the resort/marine is prety close to Deland. Is there any section of the river that is cooler to see? Where is 6 mile creek?
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St Augustine is quite a ways from the river. Does that creek go that far?
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Outback Crabshack
8155 County Road 13 North
St. Augustine, FL 32092
Tel: (904) 522-0500

The food network actually did a piece on them. They catch their crabs fresh daily. It is also the lunch stop for the Jacksonville Firefighters poker run.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/show..._21224,00.html
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Here is a link to their website. I didn't know it was back up until I just checked.

http://www.theoutbackcrabshack.com/

Come see us by boat or air:
Sixmile creek is deep in Palmo Cove on an approximate heading of 100 degrees from Red Flash 22 (refer to your chart to avoid shoaling at entrance to cove). We have a massive 1500 ft. floating dock with over 15 ft. of dockside draft.

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I'm very familiar where Hontoon is. It's about six miles from my house by car, and probably four by boat from the park near my house. The water is plenty deep all down the river. From Hontoon, it's maybe 20 miles north to Astor, and from Astor, it's about five miles to Lake George, which has Silver Glen, a major boat gathering spot in the summer. Sanford is about 15 miles south of Hontoon. There isn't much of anything but beautiful river between Deland and Astor, most of it runs through the Ocala National Forest.

What are you looking to do, bring a boat, or rent a pontoon or houseboat? How many days?
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